SecureState follows a stringent methodology which incorporates industry-leading frameworks when providing Research & Innovation for the security community and for our clients. For each offer, our process may be tailored; however, the general process follows four steps which will ensure that all areas of a particular problem or subject are covered.
In the first stage, Idea Generation, the R&I process begins with ideas from customers, issues discovered during SecureState’s testing, common issues within the industry, market surveys, or strategic command from executive management. The team reviews formal descriptions and specifications to evaluate the feasibility of aspects such as technological, marketing or synthetic feasibilities.
During the planning stage, a project team is developed based on the best resources within SecureState to tackle the problem. It has always been our belief that no one person knows everything about security; as such, we will leverage key members from each one of our service lines. During this stage the team also determines a schedule with specific milestones and due dates.
During the Design and Testing stage, SecureState’s team hypothesizes ways to resolve the issue, build the idea and test the product in focus. Whether it is developing a new framework, vulnerability, tool, identifying new threats, or testing a product, the team will develop several hypotheses that would be of best benefit to individuals within the security industry. Once these hypotheses are designed, the team will then perform tests.
Once the design and testing stage is completed, the team will then develop conclusions that may be documented in the form of a white paper, blog, article, etc. These conclusions will render opinions on new threats the industry may be facing, effectiveness of a specific product, or demonstrate ways to use a new tool or exploit a new vulnerability which SecureState has developed.